A plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Colombia

A plane has crashed in a residential neighborhood in Colombia after ‘an engine failure’.

Authorities confirmed that at least eight people have died in the incident in the central city of Medellín, the second largest in the South American country.

Six passengers and two pilots were reportedly killed, but it was not immediately clear if there were more people on board.

And footage shared on social media shows plumes of thick black smoke rising from an apartment building.

Firefighters and emergency services went to the scene in the Belén Rosales neighborhood.

It is not yet known if any of the residents of the building were injured.

According to aviation officials, the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín.

The exact cause of the crash has not yet been determined, although Mayor Daniel Quintero said in a statement that the plane had suffered “an engine failure” during takeoff.

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